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    Can I extend my washing machine hose?


    I want to get a new washing machine but the pipes don’t reach. I have been using extension hoses for water and discharge water but I have been told that this is not good. Can the hoses be changed for longer ones? Is this a job for a plumber?

    Asked by Sandra on 22nd Nov 2019
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    Plumboss Maintenance

    "Hi not sure on the information you have been given but it is perfectly OK to extend the pipework on your washing machine providing the connections are secure and correctly fitted cheers Craig"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    LT Plumbing

    "You can change a 1.5 metre washing machine hose to a 3 metre hose."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    On Tap Services

    The longest hose you can get is 2.5m. If this is still too short it might be a case of looking to extend the copper feed to washing machine connector then attach the hose on.
    This is a job that can be done.


    Answered on 22nd Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    First Fix

    "Yes you can buy longer hoses and if your not confident in installing always get a professional to do so."

    Answered on 15th Jan 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Kenwood construction services

    "Yes you can and yes it’s typically a job for plumber. Get in touch with us if you need further assistance or if the job needs doing.

    Many thanks

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Swift Plumbing and Maintenance

    "You are better off getting a plumber to extend the fixed pipework to provide a more secure and leak proof solution."

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2016 - report
    Nick Boyce Plumbing Services

    "You can use extended hoses. Best practise is to actually move the pipes nearer to the machine though."

    Answered on 15th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Einstein plumbers.

    "Yes, for a plumber. You need to extend your waste and the copper pipe."

    Answered on 2nd Dec 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    M and O plumbing and heating ltd

    "You can get longer hoses, or you could ask a local plumber to see if the services can be located nearer the machine."

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    M. J Farnworth

    "I would recommend that you get a plumber to move your pipework nearer to where you have the washing machine."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Bournville Gas and Heating

    "No, not really the machine wouldn’t be able to pump that far."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

    "Yes you can get a plastic socket to adapt or you can get a 3 meter hose

    John Burns

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Nik Solanki


    Yes to both questions.

    Hope this helps,

    Answered on 11th Dec 2019 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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